Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

Grupo Vidanta and Hakkasan Group Unveil a First Look at New Daylife and Dining Experiences at Vidanta Los Cabos

OMNIA Dayclub, Herringbone, SHOREbar and Casa Calavera are scheduled to open in early 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV. October 23, 2017 – Grupo Vidanta, Mexico’s leading resort operator and tourism developer, and Hakkasan Group, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, have revealed a first look at the new entertainment and lifestyle offerings at Vidanta Los Cabos. Destined to become the entertainment hub of Los Cabos, visitors can expect a sophisticated beachfront atmosphere with distinct daytime and nighttime elements that blend seamlessly from sun up to sun down. The fully integrated experience will debut four new venues opening at Vidanta Los Cabos. Launching in early 2018, OMNIA Dayclub, Herringbone, SHOREbar and a new restaurant concept, Casa Calavera, form the core of this exciting, new experience at Vidanta Los Cabos, establishing a new level of resort hospitality and entertainment in San Jose del Cabo. They mark the first openings in Mexico for Hakkasan Group and are the first venues to launch as part of a $150 million partnership between the two companies that aims to raise the entertainment bar to new heights in Mexico.


The flagship OMNIA Nightclub opened in Las Vegas in 2015 and quickly established a reputation as one of the world’s greatest nightclubs with a diverse musical roster that features some of today’s most in-demand DJs. Los Cabos will be one of the first markets in which OMNIA is opening as a dayclub concept. The beachfront dayclub is arranged around a central pool with an array of VIP areas including private cabanas and a pair of two-story VIP bungalows with private infinity plunge pools. With a talent line-up of world-class DJs, OMNIA Dayclub will set a new standard of service and entertainment within Los Cabos and beyond.


Herringbone, a restaurant brand conceptualized by Chef Brian Malarkey, originated in La Jolla, California and offers coastal cuisine with an emphasis on line-caught seafood and high-quality meats. For Vidanta Los Cabos, which is the first international opening for the brand, Herringbone has been reimagined as an airy Mexican beach house with views over the resort’s pools to the ocean. The restaurant features some of Herringbone’s signature design elements such as living trees, lush vegetation and maritime artwork and fixtures.


Casa Calavera is a new culinary concept developed by Hakkasan Group which reflects its Los Cabos location with an open-air, “feet in the sand” feel and interiors that feature traditional Mexican calavera art and an authentic Dia de los Muertos theme at its core. Adjoining OMNIA Dayclub, Casa Calavera will share the ambiance, sounds and energy of the dayclub while offering a menu of popular Mexican dishes and drinks. Authentic Mexican furniture pieces and lighting nod to the local culture with an array of architectural finishes, from hand-painted tiles to pebbles and stacked stone. Entry to the restaurant is via a long corridor with special reveals that create a dramatic sense of arrival and set the tone for this fun, relaxed and stylish venue.


Sitting under a striking, curved thatch roof and overlooking one of the resort’s main pools, SHOREbar is a casual, open-air pavilion offering hand-crafted cocktails with pool and ocean views. Clusters of pendant lights hang over wood lounges and tables, with subtle industrial details and blue-hued rugs and upholstery. A classic Airstream trailer parked within the venue will offer a small menu of light bites and dishes to share.

Vidanta Los Cabos is situated in San José del Cabo, Mexico which is a destination renowned for enjoying over 350 days of sunshine annually. Located about 20 minutes from the airport in San Jose del Cabo, the resort is easily reached from several major gateway cities in Mexico and the U.S. As a vacation destination, it offers an extraordinary wealth of enjoyable activities, fun excursions and memorable experiences. With the addition of these new venues at Vidanta Los Cabos, world-class entertainment can now be added to this list.

Renderings of OMNIA Dayclub, Herringbone, and SHOREbar are available to download here

https://hakkasan.egnyte.com/fl/3EcMt5diug Password: o4To8VTA

Press Contact:
Brett Perkins
Email: bperkins@hakkasan.com
Mobile: +1 702 816 0573

Coming Up In The December Online Hotel Business Review

Feature Focus
Hotel Law: Issues & Events
There is not a single area of a hotel’s operation that isn’t touched by some aspect of the law. Hotels and management companies employ an army of lawyers to advise and, if necessary, litigate issues which arise in the course of conducting their business. These lawyers typically specialize in specific areas of the law – real estate, construction, development, leasing, liability, franchising, food & beverage, human resources, environmental, insurance, taxes and more. In addition, issues and events can occur within the industry that have a major impact on the whole, and can spur further legal activity. One event which is certain to cause repercussions is Marriott International’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. This newly combined company is now the largest hotel company in the world, encompassing 30 hotel brands, 5,500 hotels under management, and 1.1 million hotel rooms worldwide. In the hospitality industry, scale is particularly important – the most profitable companies are those with the most rooms in the most locations. As a result, this mega- transaction is likely to provoke an increase in Mergers & Acquisitions industry-wide. Many experts believe other larger hotel companies will now join forces with smaller operators to avoid being outpaced in the market. Companies that had not previously considered consolidation are now more likely to do so. Another legal issue facing the industry is the regulation of alternative lodging companies such as Airbnb and other firms that offer private, short-term rentals. Cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Monica are at the forefront of efforts to legalize and control short-term rentals. However, those cities are finding it’s much easier to adopt regulations on short-term rentals than it is to actually enforce them. The December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine these and other critical issues pertaining to hotel law and how some companies are adapting to them.